Slowest-Growing Cities in the Past 20 Years

Slowest growing cities: Bologna, Italy.
Slowest growing cities: Bologna, Italy.

By Joshua Berlinger

Some cities still haven't recovered from the 2008 economic meltdown. And others have been suffering for decades.

New data in Brookings' 2012 Global MetroMonitor allows us to rank 300 major metro areas by change in GDP per capita and employment from 1993 to 2012.

The best cities for economic growth are mostly in emerging markets, particularly China.

The worst cities are found in Japan, the U.S. and Europe.

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